Peter Schiff Lays Into Grayscale and CNBC, Claims Conspiracy to Pump BTC Value

Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff is now training his guns on Grayscale Trust’s GBTC after the validation of his regular anti-bitcoin rhetoric was cut short by a resurgent crypto market. After rapidly falling to around $16,500 on November 26, BTC quickly recovered before it went on to set a new all-time high of $19,864 on November 30, 2020. Schiff Alleges a Conspiracy Realising that his long-standing rhetoric against BTC is not bearing fruit, Schiff now accuses Grayscale of fueling the bitcoin bubble through its paid for commercials on CNBC.…

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Silk Road Bitcoin Seizure: Analytics Firm Claims Tokens Worth Millions Still Outstanding

Analytics firm Coinfirm says the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s seizure of digital assets associated with the now-defunct Silk Road left behind tokens worth millions of dollars. According to Coinfirm, there are still valuable balances held on forked addresses originating from that wallet. On November 5, the DOJ announced that a hacker known as Individual X had cooperated with law enforcement and agreed to relinquish control of over $1 billion worth of bitcoins. At the time of the seizure of the 69,370 BTC, news.Bitcoin.com reported the DOJ confirming that 1HQ3-the…

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A New Bitcoin Mining Pool Claims It Has Tools to Censor Blockchain Transactions

A blockchain and technology company claims its new bitcoin mining pool is embedded with tools that enable the pool to censure transactions in the blocks they mine. According to a statement issued by the DMG, the parent company to Blockseer mining pool, this ability allows the latter to “exceed” the compliance requirements of the U.S. Government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The mining pool’s ability to filter or censor transactions means “high-risk wallets will not be included in Blockseer’s posted blocks.” Detailing the company’s breakthrough, DMG, in a statement,…

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83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

The gold industry was shaken when it was discovered that 83 tons of fake gold bars were used to back loans worth 20 billion yuan in China. While Chinese authorities have not said whether the real gold exists or where it is, an insider claims to know what happened. The Mystery Behind the Chinese Scandal Involving 83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars One of China’s largest gold jewelry manufacturers, Kingold Jewelry Inc., was caught in a major fake gold scandal earlier this year. The company used 83 tons of gold…

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Michael Saylor claims the company will hold Bitcoin for ‘100 years’

Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor said he will hold his company’s Bitcoin (BTC) for 100 years, and has no intention of selling it.  On Aug 11, the business intelligence firm announced it had purchase of 21,454 BTC for $250 million. This investment is now worth more than $278 million, representing an 11% increase in two months. The firm has purchased more Bitcoin since. In a new interview with Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal, Saylor said the decision to invest $250 million was informed by a discussion between its board of directors and the firm’s…

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Fed Chairman Claims ‘Now Is Not the Time’ to Worry About the Federal Budget

According to the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, the road to economic recovery is far from over and the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the tragedy. During his speech at the National Association for Business Economics annual meeting, Powell highlighted that the federal budget was essentially a disaster, but stressed that “now is not the time to give priority to those concerns.” The Fed’s Chairman, Jerome Powell, doesn’t seem enthusiastic about the American economy after the central bank funneled $9 trillion into the hands of private trading houses. Powell discussed his…

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Kucoin Hack: $17M Laundered Via Decentralized Exchanges, Blockchain Analysis Firm Claims This Can Still be Traced

Elliptic says the Kucoin hacker has sold $17.1 million worth of tokens via decentralized exchanges (dex) platforms like Uniswap, Kyber Network, Tokenlon. The shift to dex applications comes after centralized projects came to the aid of the beleaguered exchange by blocking any cashing out of the hack related funds. For the past few days, the blockchain analysis firm says it has been seeing stolen tokens being swapped with censorship-resistant cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Despite this change in tactics, Elliptic insists it has the technology that can still trace the movement of…

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Bitcoin Revolution South Africa: Scam Claims Support by President Cyril Ramaphosa

A bitcoin investment scheme called “Bitcoin Revolution South Africa” has been gaining much attention lately. Promoters claim that famous South Africans endorse this platform, including mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe, comedian and actor Trevor Noah, and President Cyril Ramaphosa. Bitcoin Revolution Invades South Africa The South African version of the Bitcoin Revolution scheme, simply called “Bitcoin Revolution South Africa,” has recently been heavily promoted, with paid reviews on reputable websites such as the Associated Press News. Promoters of this scheme claim that the platform is endorsed by famous South Africans to…

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European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users

2gether, a Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, has been hacked for about $1.4 million and company executives claim that they do not have the money to repay customers. Chief executive officer Ramon Ferraz Estrada said over the course of several tweets on Monday that the breach of July 31 affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user private keys. A separate announcement later expressed the exchange’s doubts over reimbursing the stolen funds, citing a lack of financial capacity. Instead, company officials offered customers the bourse’s native 2GT token as full compensation. “In…

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US Court Dismisses Claims Against XRP: Report Shows Ripple Paid Moneygram $15.1M in Q2

The Northern California District Court finds that claims against Ripple Labs and its token made by two investors cannot be proven. The legal dispute, which began in May 2018, pitted Ripple Labs including CEO Brad Garlinghouse and disgruntled investors. According to a report, the discontented investors wanted the court to determine whether the “native token XRP is, or is not a security by legal definition.” The investors insist that “Ripple should have made a formal application to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for their cryptocurrency XRP to become a…

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